Asparagine

Asparagine (abbreviated as Asn or N) is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. It has carboxamide as the side-chain's functional group. It is not an essential amino acid. Its codons are AAU and AAC.

A reaction between asparagine and reducing sugars or reactive carbonyls produces acrylamide (acrylic amide) in food when heated to sufficient temperature. These products occur in baked goods such as French fries, potato chips, and toasted bread.

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Asparagine-t RNA Ligase
... In enzymology, an asparagine-tRNA ligase (EC 6.1.1.22) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction ATP + L-asparagine + tRNAAsn AMP + diphosphate + L-asparaginyl-tRNAAsn The 3 substrates of this ... acid synthetase, asparagyl-transfer RNA synthetase, and asparagine translase ...
Asparagine-oxo-acid Transaminase
... In enzymology, an asparagine-oxo-acid transaminase (EC 2.6.1.14) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction L-asparagine + a 2-oxo acid 2-oxosuccinamate + an amino acid Thus, the two ... This enzyme is also called asparagine-keto acid aminotransferase ...
Aspartate-ammonia Ligase
... that catalyzes the chemical reaction ATP + L-aspartate + NH3 AMP + diphosphate + L-asparagine The 3 substrates of this enzyme are ATP, L-aspartate, and NH3, whereas its 3 products are AMP, diphosphate ... Other names in common use include asparagine synthetase, and L-asparagine synthetase ...
Dolichyl-diphosphooligosaccharide-protein Glycotransferase
... an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction dolichyl diphosphooligosaccharide + protein L-asparagine dolichyl diphosphate + a glycoprotein with the ... name of this enzyme class is dolichyl-diphosphooligosaccharideprotein-L-asparagine oligopolysaccharidotransferase ... dolichyldiphosphooligosaccharide-protein glycosyltransferase, asparagine N-glycosyltransferase, dolichyldiphosphooligosaccharide-protein ...
Asparagine - Function
... The nervous system requires asparagine ... It also plays an important role in the synthesis of ammonia ...